Events

FEATURED EVENTS

Aug. 08, 2015, 8:00am-11:00am
Location: Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples 34103
Categories: WWII, History & Heritage
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The Naples Spirit of 45 Committee will host its 6th Annual Greatest Generation Breakfast at the Naples Hilton on August 8, 2015 from 8 am - 11 am to honor the greatness and grandeur of a generation who preserved The United State’s founding principles of 1776.

Special guest, Chairman of the Friends of... Read More

Aug. 22, 2015, 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Air Force Armament Museum, 100 Museum Drive, Eglin AFB 32542
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage
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A 70th anniversary celebration of the end of WWII in the Pacific and a day to honor our surviving WWII veterans. A fun, educational day for families to learn about the events leading to the end of WWII and meet some real heroes!

Aug. 09, 2015, 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse, 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet 32127
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage, Tours & Exhibits, Visual & Performing Arts
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Visit the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse to explore the most complete and authentic large light station remaining in the United States. This National Historic Landmark retains all its original keeper dwellings, outbuildings, and its 175 foot tall lighthouse which is open for climbing. Discover the important... Read More

Jul. 07, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2016, 9:00am-5:00pm
Exhibit: Victory Florida: Honoring Polk County’s WWII Contributions
Location: Polk County History Center, 100 East Main Street, Bartow FL
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage, Tours & Exhibits, WWII
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August 15, 2015, marks the 70 year anniversary of V-Day, or Victory Day, which marked the end of World War II in 1945. The Florida Department of State is commemorating this important anniversary with the Victory Florida campaign, which honors and celebrates the heroes and heroines of World War II while... Read More

OTHER EVENTS

Aug. 15, 2015, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Sarasota- Spirit of 45 Weekend Flyer Image
Location: Robarts Arena/ Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota 34237
Categories: WWII, Culinary, Education & Learning, Entertainment, History & Heritage, Visual & Performing Arts
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See the Robarts Arena transformed into a 1940’s theme supper club where our WW II veterans and other veterans will enjoy dinner, entertainment, and a thank you program from the community. Program includes a big band, Andrew Sisters, other singers, swing dancers, and other entertainment. Veterans being... Read More

Jul. 01, 2015 - Sep. 30, 2015, 9:00am-5:00pm
WW2 poster advertisement featuring African American Pilot. Caption states "Keep us Flying. Buy War Bonds"
Location: Tallahassee Museum, 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee 32310
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage, Outdoors & Nature, Tours & Exhibits, WWII
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Visit the Tallahassee Museum’s new “African Americans in World War II” exhibit on display in the Phipps Gallery July 1 through September 30!The exhibit displays 40 photographs of how life was for men and women during the most widespread war in human history. Over 2.5 million African Americans... Read More

Aug. 15, 2015, 8:00am-10:00am
Rosie the Riveter
Location: Beef O'Brady's, 1231 Hey 41 North, Inverness 34450
Categories: WWII, Culinary, Education & Learning, History & Heritage

Ladies of Unit 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart will don the attire of Rosie the Riveter and serve pancake breakfast for a $5.00 donation. The ticket comes with a $5.00 coupon to be used no later than September 15 at Beef O'Bradys. All proceeds will go to the Honor Flight for World War II veterans.... Read More

Aug. 15, 2015, 1:00pm-4:30pm
Celebrate_Victory_Logo
Location: Museum of Florida History, 500 South Bronough Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399
Categories: WWII, WWII
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Join the Museum of Florida History as we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Beginning at 1:00 p.m., visitors to the Museum can learn about the conflict through hands-on activities. The event will feature World War II veterans and civilians sharing their wartime experiences.... Read More

Aug. 13, 2015, 11:30am-3:30pm
National Register of Historic Places
Location: Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum, 4000 West Perimeter Road, Fort Lauderdale 33315
Categories: WWII, Education & Learning, History & Heritage, Tours & Exhibits
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The Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum is holding an Open House, inviting all WWII veterans and their families on a tour of this historic Museum.

Jun. 06, 2015 - Aug. 24, 2015, 10:00am-4:00pm
Historic Pensacola WWII Demonstration
Location: Historic Pensacola, 205 East Zaragoza Street, Pensacola 32502
Categories: WWII, History & Heritage
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Florida in World War II presents an overview of this important world event and its effect on Florida. Topic areas include life on the home front, military training, the German U-boat threat, and Floridians in military service. Learn about Florida's contributions to the war effort and the lasting impact... Read More

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